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 April 2012
Tuesday 24
10:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - International Visiting Speaker, Professor John Frank Director SCPHRP : Best Practice Guidelines for Monitoring Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health Status: Lessons from Scotland Website | More Information
INTERNATIONAL VISITING SPEAKER

Professor John Frank MD, CCFP, MSc, FRCPC, FCAHS, FFPH

Director of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) in Edinburgh

Tuesday 24 April, 2012 Hosted by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

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Best Practice Guidelines for Monitoring Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health Status: Lessons from Scotland 10:00am, Seminar Room

A narrative account of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy model of knowledge transfer to policies, programs and practice in public health 1:00pm, Bibbulung Room

All welcome, RSVP required Melanie Hansen [email protected]

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Professor John Frank is Director of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy in Edinburgh, which seeks to develop and robustly test novel public health policies and programs to equitably improve health status in Scotland, through the convening and ongoing support of researcher/research-user consortia. Prof. Frank trained in Medicine and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, in Family Medicine at McMaster University, and in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, after serving in Mbeya, Tanzania as a Medical Officer and Instructor of Medical Assistants from 1976 to 1979. He has been Professor (now Professor Emeritus) at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Public Health Sciences (now the Dalla Lana School of Public Health), since 1983. He was the founding Director of Research at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto from 1991 to 1997. In 2000, Prof. Frank was appointed inaugural Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health and in July 2008, he became Director of the SCPHRP. Prof. Frank also holds a Chair at the University of Edinburgh in Public Health Research and Policy. His broad research and professional interests concern the determinants of population and individual health status, especially the causes, remediation and prevention of socio-economic gradients in health. His scientific publications include 25 books, monographs and book chapters, over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and 65 other scientific publications. He has been principle or co-investigator for $CDN14 million in direct research grants and has overseen over $50 million in flow-through grants in the last decade.
Saturday 28
8:00 - EVENT - Chronic Lung Disease and Smoking Cessation : Educational seminar day with presentations from respiratory specialists including W.Prof. Phil Thompson, Dr Peter Bremner and international smoking cesstion expert Dr Hayden McRobbie. Website | More Information
For all members of the health care team including physicians, GPs, pharmacists, nurses, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals.
Monday 30
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Prof Jose Porcel presents "Pleural Fluid Biomarkers" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Pleural Fluid Biomarkers" by Professor Jose Porcel from Department of Internal Medicine, Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital, Spain. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

 May 2012
Friday 04
10:30 - FUNDRAISER - Pink Ribbon Forum - Fundrasing Event for Breast Cancer Research More Information
Come along and hear special guest speaker Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders-Breast Cancer Surgeon, Family of Survivor-Emily Hanson student from Murdoch University and Peta McClausland from Cancer Council WA talk about Breast Cancer. Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders will share the latest clinical research developments and more, Emily Hanson will share her inspirng journey of her circumstance and Peta McClausland will provide updated information on available resources and contacts about breast cancer.

Don't miss your chance to win great prizes for the raffle draw. Raffle draw tickets can be purchased prior to the event. Raffle tickets are 1 for $3.00 or 3 for $5.00. Contact Rani Varathan - 6488 2807. Sponsors include Co-Op Bookstore, IGA, Myer and more!!

Only $5.00 for entry all proceeds are donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Tuesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Secrets of the mind : International health expert will reveal causes of brain degeneration in dementia Website | More Information
Although the risk of developing dementia increases with age – in most people with dementia, symptoms first appear after age 60. Dementia is not a part of normal aging. It is caused by a fatal disease that affects the brain. Dementia is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. International Health and dementia expert Professor Passmore will reveal the causes of brain degeneration in dementia.
Monday 28
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : By Prof Graham Hall, "Lung function – going global in 2012" Website | More Information
The Lung Institute of WA invites you to a free seminar on: "Lung function – going global in 2012" by Professor Graham Hall from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Wednesday 30
19:30 - EVENT - Quiz Night for Maiti Nepal : Quiz night to fundraise money for Maiti Nepal Website | More Information
Get your Quiz on to help raise money to fight sex trafficking in Nepal!

Tickets are $20 each, or a table of 8 for $145 and include some finger food. 18+ ID required, as the venue services alcohol. Children are welcome but need to be accompanied by at least one of their parents/legal guardians. Arrive at 7:30pm for a 7:45pm start.

All proceeds will be going towards Maiti Nepal, a group that provides prevention, rehabilitation, education, health services and more for Nepalese women and children who are victims of sex trafficking.

 June 2012
Saturday 02
19:30 - EVENT - HSS Ball & Awards Night Website | More Information
Step Right Up as The 2012 HSS Ball & Awards Night Carnival is coming soon! This spectacular wonder will be in town for one night only; Saturday 2nd June - Everyone is welcome.

Brought to you by- HSS, HSA, PHPS & SPH, this will be a night full of magic and fun not to be missed!
Monday 25
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Prof Jennifer Harrison presents "eResearch and the opportunities of applying digital technology in healthcare research" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "eResearch and the opportunities of applying digital technology in healthcare research" by Professor Jennifer Harrison from [email protected] Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation
Friday 29
8:30 - SYMPOSIUM - A Life Worth Hearing - Symposium : Symposium on Hearing Research More Information
The 2nd Annual "A Life Worth Hearing" Symposium on hearing research presents the latest findings from a range of international, national and local speakers. Session themes are: tissue engineering, hearing loss in the community, and tinnitus. Registration: $85 ($35 for students) - email for Rob Eikelboom for further information.

 July 2012
Tuesday 24
9:00 - COURSE - Linear Regression and ANOVA : A Short Course using IBM SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website cas.maths.uwa.edu.au. Please register online.
Wednesday 25
18:15 - EVENT - UWA Historical Society Annual Lecture 2012 : Mathematics and Women - 36 years at The University of Western Australia Website | More Information
The Annual Lecture is the highlight of the year for the UWA Historical Society and Convocation and we are delighted to welcome Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger to the podium to reflect upon her years on Campus and subsequent experiences and achievements.

Mathematician Cheryl Praeger has served the University of Western Australia as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor since 1976. She leads a flourishing research group in pure mathematics and is in the top one per cent of highly cited mathematicians in the world.

Attendance is free.
Saturday 28
8:00 - EVENT - Wound Care and Skin Integrity Seminar Day Website | More Information
UWA in association with Wounds West and Silver Chain presents this educational seminar day that will provide an update in best practise and the clinical skills required for assessment and management of wounds in Western Australia.
Monday 30
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Prof Geoff Laurent presents "Stem cells and lung regeneration" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Stem cells and lung regeneration" by Professor Geoff Laurent, Director, Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine, UWA. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Tuesday 31
17:00 - EVENT - Mother's eating habits affect her daughters' milk production : Public lecture on the effects of fetal programming and their transmission to offspring Website | More Information
What makes a healthy start to life? This is the single overarching question and focus of the NRCD, a New Zealand government-funded Centre of Research Excellence, bringing together leading scientists from six organisations across New Zealand to answer this question. Acting Director, Prof Hugh Blair, is leading several projects investigating the effects of fetal programming on later life productivity in sheep and cattle and the possibility that these programming effects may be transmitted between generations. His public lecture examines how this applies to sheep, focusing on how a mother's eating habits affect her daughters' milk production.

 August 2012
Saturday 11
19:00 - ALUMNI EVENT - 20 year Medical Reunion : The Class of 1992 will be celebrating their 20th Year Medical School Reunion More Information
The Class of 1992 will be celebrating their 20th Year Medical School Reunion at The University Club on Saturday the 11th of August 2012 from 7pm to 11pm. This affair will be a cocktail event with tickets costing $100 per person.
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Monday 13
13:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - A life course approach to understanding ethnic differences in health - insights from the DASH study : Raine Visiting Professor Seeromanie Harding More Information
The overall aim of Professor Harding research programme is to focus on how the timing and duration of social exposures are related to ethnic differences in health and health related behaviours over the life course. Professor Harding established the first large scale cohort study of ethnic minority children in the UK, designed to examine the contribution of social, biological and economic influences on health. The Determinants in Adolescent Social well-being and Health (DASH) study has created a unique longitudinal social-epidemiological resource that can be used to examine ethnic specific effects, particularly in relation to the effects of deprivation and family life on cardiovascular, mental and respiratory health. About 6,000 children aged 11-13y took part in the baseline survey in 2002/3, 80% of whom are ethnic minorities.
Wednesday 15
12:00 - SEMINAR - Choosing science comes more from the heart than from the brain (or the pocket) : A retrospective study of why scientists chose to study science Website | More Information
The ‘science pipeline’ in Australia is under threat because not enough budding scientists are moving through from school to university to science-based jobs. The aim of this research was to retrospectively survey current Australian and New Zealand scientists to ascertain why they chose to study science. The quantitative data from 722 respondents showed that, unsurprisingly, the main reasons were that they were interested in science and they were good at science. Secondary school science classes and one particular science teacher also were found to be important factors. Of more interest are their anecdotes about the challenges of becoming a scientist, some of which will be shared in this presentation.

17:30 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Information Night : Interesting Projects - Generous Scholarships - Inspiring Supervisors Website | More Information
Student opportunities in medical research with the Lung Institute of WA: PhD Scholarships, Hons Scholarships, Vacation Cadetship Program

Join us for pizza and beer and find out more about the great range of research projects and scholarships on offer at LIWA.

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